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FDA/CFSAN 2007 Priorities Update
Mark your calendars!
On Tuesday, February 20, Dr. Robert E. Brackett, Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), will present CFSAN priorities and plans for 2007, including Produce Safety. There is no fee for the meeting, but advance registration by February 16 is required. For more information, please see below
It’s Science Fair Time!
Want to meet tomorrow’s food scientists? Volunteer to judge science fairs!
The DC Section is seeking volunteers to identify food-science related middle and high school science fair projects at local fairs. No previous judging experience is required.
Volunteers are needed for the following fairs:
If you are interested in judging this year, or have any questions, please email the DC IFT co-chair, Michelle Matto, at email@example.com.
DC IFT Section May Meeting
Please plan to attend the May meeting where the food science-related winners of the local science fairs will be recognized. Dr. John Rupnow, of the University of Nebraska, and IFT Executive Committee member, will be the speaker on May 2 or 3, and YOU will be the topic! Details will be forthcoming.
Thank You 2006 Science Fair Judges!
The section would like to thank the following members for judging the eight regional science fairs in 2006: Monica Gonzalez, Jack Sniado, Jim Van Wyk, Jeff Moore, Robyn Jones, Jennifer (Burnham) Parker, Mara Dorsch, Priya Rathnam, David Haytowitz, Monali Yajnik, Brian Bowker and Betty Bugusu.
31st National Nutrient Databank Conference
On April 27, 2007, the 31st National Nutrient Databank Conference will be held as a satellite to the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC. The Nutrient Databank Conference is held annually to foster communication among the nutrient database generators and users. Participation is open to researchers from academia, the food industry, government, and other interested parties. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is March 31, 2007. For more information, see the conference website at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/conf/.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the IFT website includes a Knowledge & Learning Center that is your gateway to unparalleled learning experiences that keep you current, help hone your skills, and provide opportunities for achieving professional success? IFT offers webcasts that provide condensed, specific and applicable information on current jobs that affect the food industry and your job, and short courses, which are one to three-day seminars on specific and timely topics. For more information, please visit the IFT Knowledge & Learning Center at http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000402.
Please Don’t Forget to Submit your Ideas for Upcoming DC IFT Newsletters to:
Jennifer Parker, Newsletter Editor
Robert E. Brackett, PhD,
Director, Center for Food Safety & Applied
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
|When:||Wednesday, February 20th, 2007|
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Program 3:00 pm
|Cost:||Advance registration is required by February 16. There is no fee for this meeting|
5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
The FDA/ Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is
located directly across the street from the College Park Metro Station on the Green Line. The College Park
station is the next to the last stop on the Green Line in the direction
From Baltimore and Points
Take I-95 South to Washington. Take
the exit for I-95/495
South to Richmond.
Take exit 23, Kenilworth Avenue
(follow the sign that says Bladensburg NOT towards Greenbelt).
Travel approximately 2 1/4 miles on Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South) and
turn right on Paint Branch Parkway (You will see a sign
for the College Park Airport).Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto River Road at the intersection of River Road and
Paint Branch Parkway. The FDA building is located at the intersection of River
Road and Paint Branch Parkway.
Drive past the building (the College Park Metro stop is directly
across the street from our building on the right hand side) to the guard
house on the left for the entrance to the parking lot. Turn
left into the FDA parking lot and stop at the guard house.
Tell the guard that you are here for a meeting and who you are to meet
with. Proceed forward and park in the visitor parking lot on
Driving Via I-495 Eastbound
Take the beltway I-495 to exit
23, Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South). Stay to the right
through the ramp and then merge left onto Kenilworth Avenue (follow
the sign that says Bladensburg NOT towards Greenbelt). Travel
approximately 2 1/4 miles on Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South) and turn right
on Paint Branch Parkway (You will see a sign for the College
Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto River
Road at the intersection of River Road and Paint Branch
Parkway. The FDA building is located at the
intersection of River Road and Paint Branch Parkway. (See
last paragraph above for parking.)
Traveling from Crystal City and Points South of Washington, DC
395 N.Exit at South Capitol St. and merge to the left (get into the
Follow signs for DC 295
(go under the bridge and merge into the right hand lane for DC 295 N).
DC 295 N becomes BW Parkway. Exit
at East-West Hwy (410).Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and get into
the far right hand lane. Travel approx. 1 mile and turn right onto Kenilworth Ave. (201). Travel approx. 1 1/4
miles and turn left onto Paint Branch Pkwy.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles and turn left onto River
Road at the intersection of River Road and Paint Branch Parkway.
The FDA building is located at the intersection of River Road and Paint
Branch Parkway. (See last paragraph above for parking.)
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